Desert Meadows Elementary School



Desert Meadows Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desert Meadows Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 109
1 83
2 109
3 85
4 105
5 87
6 82
7 92
8 98
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desert Meadows Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Laveen, AZ in the Laveen Elementary School District. It enrolls 850 students in grades 1st through 12th. Desert Meadows Elementary School is the 136th largest public school in Arizona and the 2,989th largest nationally. It has 21.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 850
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 21.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 39.24
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 2,989th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 136th out of 1,243
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 817th out of 948
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 207th out of 948

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Desert Meadows Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 476
(56%)
3,060
(52%)
 Female 374
(44%)
2,851
(48%)

Desert Meadows Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 471
(55%)
3,255
(55%)
 Black 180
(21%)
1,312
(22%)
 White 120
(14%)
730
(12%)
 Asian 26
(3%)
233
(4%)
 Two or More 24
(3%)
147
(2%)
 American Indian 24
(3%)
206
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 5
(1%)
28
(0%)

Desert Meadows Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 535
(63%)
4,005
(68%)
 Not Eligible 219
(26%)
1,337
(23%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 96
(11%)
569
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,093 ranked schools in Arizona, Desert Meadows Elementary School is ranked 100th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desert Meadows Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (74.2%) is higher than the state average of 55.6%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Desert Meadows Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2007 430
2008 856
2009 898
2010 991
2011 1089
2012 850

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2007 25.1
2008 21.7
2009 21.9
2010 23.6
2011 25.6
2012 21.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2007 0.35348837209302
2008 0.6285046728972
2009 0.71158129175947
2010 0.66094853683148
2011 0.48209366391185
2012 0.74235294117647

Compare Desert Meadows Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,775.0% 17.7:1
 
2,170.0% 21.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 55.6%
 
This School 74.2%
 

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Public KG - 08 850 21.7:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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